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April’s Virtual Pride Club: Musician Michael Mwenso

Join us on April 20 at 4 pm for a special session of Virtual Pride Club for Teens featuring musician, artist, and social commentator Michael Mwenso of the band Mwenso & The Shakes. Michael will be joining us to talk about his experiences as a Black LGBTQ+ musician.

Recently, Mwenso partnered with Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center to present his five-part online Black Music Series offering his unique and ancestral perspective on Black music as an African-born queer man growing up in London and New York.

Mwenso will be visiting us at Virtual Pride Club to have a small and personal group dialogue about music, identity, and changing the world. This particular session will be a unique opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with a world-class musician!

For ages 12-18.

To register, please visit: Michael Mwenso of the band Mwenso & The Shakes

Experience the music of Mwenso and the Shakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQwaEp0KwPU

Virtual Pride Club for Teens is a weekly club to discuss books and other media that showcase queer voices and experiences. Each month there will be a different theme. You can select books or other media that fit that theme based on recommendations by librarians or choose your own. This club is a great way to make friends, foster community building, and discover queer media all at the same time!

 

Aspiring Comic Writers Wanted!

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Do you love comics and graphic novels, but have trouble putting your ideas into action? Have you always wanted to have your comics published for the world to see?

Starting on March 20th, 2021, Gio Benedetti, writer and illustrator, will be working with SCL to put on an 8 week comic workshop. In this course, Gio Benedetti will guide participants through each step in creating, writing, drawing and inking their own original 8-12 page mini-comic.

The class will go over techniques for writing for comics, graphic story-telling concepts, comic layout, materials, and - most importantly - following through to completion!

At the end of the 8 weeks, each participant will have their own 8-12 page mini-comic which will be collected and published as our collective Mini-Comic Anthology Volume 1. Registrants must be between the ages of 10 and 19 years old.

The comic workshop will take place on Saturdays 11-noon via Zoom. Supplies will be provided to registrants via curbside pick-up one week prior to the course beginning. This is an 8-week series of classes and will require a commitment to complete all 8 sessions. The comic anthology will be printed and circulated through the Sonoma County Library system for everyone to enjoy. Who doesn’t want to add published comic author to their resume?

Space is limited to 25 participants and will go quickly.

Course dates: 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15.
No class on 4/3 to accommodate Spring Break.
Register here!

 

March’s Virtual Pride Club: Queer History & Historical Fiction

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Queer History and Historical Fiction! Queer history and the people that advanced our rights don't always receive the recognition they deserve, so it is important that we work to highlight the activists and moments that helped us reach where we are now. This month we will have a special guest presentation from folks at the Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County and OutWatch, Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival. We will also delve more into local queer history by exploring Sonoma County Library’s very own History and Genealogy collections. Here are some links, resources, and of course books to get you thinking about LGBTQIA+ History!

We will be meeting online at 4:00pm every Tuesday in March. For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the March Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

LGBTQ+ Historical Databases & Resources that we recommend:

Books:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

Like a Love Story

Like a Love Story
by Abdi Nazemain (he/him)

All Out

All Out
edited by Saundra Mitchell (she/they)

We Are Lost and Found

We Are Lost and Found
by Helene Dunbar (she/her)

Dread Nation

Dread Nation
by Justina Ireland (she/her)

Blood Countess

Blood Countess
by Lana Popović (she/her)

 
The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker
by Jen Wang (she/her)

Music From Another World

Music From Another World
by Robin Talley (she/her)

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
by Malinda Lo (she/her)

Queer, There, and Everywhere

Queer, There, and Everywhere
by Sarah Prager (she/her)

 
Branded by the Pink Triangle

Branded by the Pink Triangle
by Ken Setterington (he/him)

Stonewall

Stonewall
by Ann Bausum (she/her)

Brave Face

Brave Face: A Memoir
by Shaun David Hutchinson (he/him)

No Way, They Were Gay

No Way, They Were Gay?
by Lee Wind (he/him)
Coming to a library near you April 2021!

 

February’s Virtual Pride Club: Bisexual and Pansexual Representation in YA!

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Bisexual and Pansexual Representation in YA! You can select a book, movie, TV show, or other media based on recommendations by librarians, or you can choose your own! We will be meeting online at 4:00pm every Tuesday in February. For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for February Pride Club

Here are some of our recommendations:

They Both Die at the End

They Both Die
at the End

by Adam Silvera (he/him)
Recommended by Javier (he/him)

You can find this book here in a variety of formats.

All of Us with Wings

All of Us with Wings

by Michelle Ruiz Keil (she/her)
Recommended by Melissa (she/her)

You can find this book here in a variety of formats.

Deposing Nathan

Deposing Nathan

by Zack Smedley (he/him)
Recommended by Stuart (he/him)

You can find this book here in a variety of formats.

Miss Meteor

Miss Meteor

by Tehlor Kay Mejia (she/her) and
Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them)
Recommended by Terra (she/her)

You can find this book here in a variety of formats.

More Bisexual and Pansexual Representation in YA Books:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to go to the library catalog)

Reign of the Fallen

Reign of the Fallen
by Sarah Glenn Marsh (she/her)

In Other Lands

In Other Lands
by Sarah Rees Brennan (she/her)

Witches of Ash and Ruin

Witches of Ash and Ruin
by E. Latimer (she/her)

Who I Was with Her

Who I Was with Her
by Nita Tyndall (they/them)

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn
by Melissa Bashardoust (she/her)

I Kissed Alice

I Kissed Alice
by Anna Birch (she/her)

The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars
by Adiba Jaigirdar (she/her)

I’ll be the One

I’ll be the One
by Lyla Lee (she/her)

Verona Comics

Verona Comics
by Jennifer Dugan (she/her)

Odd One Out

Odd One Out
by Nic Stone (she/her)

Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat
by Becky Albertalli (she/her)

Queens of Geek

Queens of Geek
by Jen Wilde (she/they)

Faith: Taking Flight

Faith: Taking Flight
by Julie Murphy (she/her)

Inkmistress

Inkmistress
by Audrey Coulthurst (she/her)

Let’s Talk About Love

Let’s Talk About Love
by Claire Kann (she/her)

The Last 8

The Last 8
by Laura Pohl (she/her)

You Asked for Perfect

You Asked for Perfect
by Laura Silverman (she/her)

Belly Up

Belly Up
by Eva Darrows (she/her)

I Wish You All the Best

I Wish You All the Best
by Mason Deaver (they/them)

Little & Lion

Little & Lion
by Brandy Colbert (she/her)

Bingo Love

Bingo Love
by Tee Franklin (she/her)

Heartstopper: Volume 1

Heartstopper: Volume 1
by Alice Oseman (she/they)

Love in the Time of Global Warming

Love in the Time of Global Warming
by Francesca Lia Block (she/her)

Radio Silence

Radio Silence
by Alice Oseman (she/they)

Ship It

Ship It
by Britta Lundin (she/her)

All the Invisible Things

All the Invisible Things
by Orlagh Collins (she/her)

Girls Made of Stars

Girls Made of Stars
by Ashley Herring Blake (she/her)

Perfect on Paper

Upcoming!
March 2021!

Perfect on Paper
by Sophie Gonzales (she/her)

Cool for the Summer

Upcoming!
May 2021!

Cool for the Summer
by Dahlia Adler (she/her)

 

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Calling All Teen Filmmakers!

Sonoma County Library is having its first ever SCL Teenage Film Festival! Are you an amateur filmmaker? Has Tik Tok or YouTube awakened your passion for cinema? All Sonoma County teens ages 12 to 19 are invited to compete. Take some time over the break to shoot and edit your own 6-minute masterpiece. A jury will review all submitted entries and select films screened at the festival. Prizes will be awarded for the best films in various categories as well as audience choice.

Accepting submissions now through Feb. 7, 2021, please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/SCLTeenFilmFestival.

Official Rules:

  • All short films must be written, directed, and edited by teens ages 12 to 19.
  • The filmmaker/director must be a resident of Sonoma County.
  • All entries must be teen-produced, and may be either a group project or individual work.
  • Adult guidance and instruction are permissible, but the planning and production must reflect teen effort. Note, however, that adults may act in and assist with your film.
  • Films may be on any topic, but must be G or PG rated in language and subject matter, as defined by the Motion Pictures Association, or they will be disqualified.

    G – General Audiences
    All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children

    PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
    Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give "parental guidance". May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

  • Title pages and credits should be included in your film.
  • Unless relevant to the plot, please do not include bloopers in your submitted film.
  • Films may be no more than 6 minutes in length including credits.
  • Use of sound or video clips from other films, television shows, music videos, etc. within your submitted work is not permitted unless those clips are in the public domain or you have received written permission from the copyright holder. This includes the use of trademarked products or characters.
  • Filmmakers can also use their own original music. Additionally, copyright-free, public domain, trade-friendly or creative commons copyright music can be used.
  • Each filmmaker may submit up to two, and no more than, two films.
  • All new footage should be made while following Sonoma County’s social distancing guidelines.

Legal Disclaimers:

By entering your film into the Sonoma County Library Teen Film Festival, the applicant agrees to all rules and regulations as defined in the official festival rules.

The applicant also grants a non-exclusive license, throughout the world and in perpetuity, to the Library to:

  • Show their film to a non-paying public at a future Sonoma County Library Teen Film Festival, other partner festivals and promotional events.
  • Display the film, in part or in its entirety, on the Sonoma County Library website, video streaming websites, and/or Sonoma County Library website and Facebook page.

 

January’s Virtual Pride Book: Queer YA Fantasy!

Our Virtual Pride Book Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Queer YA Fantasy. You can select a book that fits the theme based on recommendations by librarians or choose your own! We will be meeting online at 4:00pm every Tuesday in January. For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for January Book Clubs

Here are some of our recommendations:

You Brought Me the Ocean

You Brought Me the Ocean
by Alex Sanchez (he/him) and Julie Maroh (they/them)
Recommended by Javier (he/him)

You can order a physical copy of this graphic novel for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this graphic novel digitally as an e-book via Overdrive.
And on Hoopla!

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn
by Melissa Bashardoust (she/her)
Recommended by Melissa (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.

Raybearer

Raybearer
by Jordan Ifueko (she/her)
Recommended by Stuart (he/him)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.
And on Hoopla!

Elatsoe

Elatsoeby
Darcie Little Badger (she/her)
Recommended by Terra (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book via Overdrive.
And as an e-book and an e-audiobook on Hoopla

More Queer YA Fantasy:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to go to the library catalog)

Reign of the Fallen

Reign of the Fallen
by Sarah Glenn Marsh (she/her)

The Gilded Wolves

The Gilded Wolves
by Roshani Chokshi (she/her)

The Red Scrolls of Magic

The Red Scrolls of Magic
by Cassandra Clare (she/her) and Wesley Chu (he/him)

Shatter the Sky

Shatter the Sky
by Rebecca Kim Wells (she/her)

Pet

Pet
by Akwaeke Emezi (they/them)

Labyrinth Lost

Labyrinth Lost
by Zoraida Córdova (she/her)

The Tea Dragon Society

The Tea Dragon Society
by Katie O’Neill (they/them)

Reverie

Reverie
by Ryan La Sala (all pronouns)

Princess Princess Ever After

Princess Princess Ever After
by Katie O’Neill (they/them)

Ash

Ash
by Malinda Lo (she/her)

Blanca & Roja

Blanca & Roja
by Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them)

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys
by Aiden Thomas (he/him/they/them)

Six of Crows

Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo (she/her)

Carry On

Carry On
by Rainbow Rowell (she/her)

Beyond the Black Door

Beyond the Black Door
by A.M. Strickland (they/she)

Girls of Paper and Fire

Girls of Paper and Fire
by Natasha Ngan (she/her)

Witchlight

Witchlight
by Jessi Zabarsky (she/her)

In Other Lands

In Other Lands
by Sarah Rees Brennan (she/her)

Wild Beauty

Wild Beauty
by Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them)

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass
by Melissa Bashadott (she/her)

The Brilliant Death

The Brilliant Death
by Amy Rose Capetta (all pronouns)

Mooncakes

Mooncakes
by Suzanne Walker (she/her) and Wendy Xu (she/her)

I’m A Gay Wizard

I’m A Gay Wizard
by V.S. Santoni (he/they)

Witches of Ash and Ruin

Witches of Ash and Ruin
by E. Latimer (she/her)

The Scapegracers

The Scapegracers
by Hannah Abigail Clarke (they/them)

The Dark Tide

The Dark Tide
by Alicia Jasinska (she/her)

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea
by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (she/her)

Huntress

Huntress
by Malinda Lo (she/her)

Ruinsong

Ruinsong
by Julia Ember (she/her)

Each of Us a Desert

Each of Us a Desert
by Mark Oshiro (he/they)

December’s Virtual Pride Book

Queer YA Books with Found Family!

Our Virtual Pride Book Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Queer YA Books with Found Family. You can select a book that fits the theme based on recommendations by librarians or choose your own! We will be meeting online at 3:30pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the November 3rd book club, visit https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4479861

Here are some of our recommendations:

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki (she/her) and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (she/her)
Recommended by Javier (he/him)

You can order a physical copy of this graphic novel for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this graphic novel digitally as an e-book via Overdrive.

Our Dreams at Dusk

Our Dreams at Dusk by Yuhki Kamatani (they/them)
Recommended by Melissa (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this manga for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.

The Fascinators

The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos (he/him)
Recommended by Stuart (he/him)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.

Like A Love Story

Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (he/him)
Recommended by Terra (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-audiobook via Hoopla.

More Queer YA Books with Found Family:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to go to the library catalog)

On A Sunbeam

On A Sunbeam
by Tillie Walden (she/her)

Fence

Fence
by C.S. Pacat (she/her)

Check, Please!

Check, Please!
by Ngozi Ukazu (she/her)

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After
by Kacen Calleder (they/them)

The Lost Coast

The Lost Coast
by Amy Rose Capetta (all pronouns)

The Weight of the Stars

The Weight of the Stars
by K. Ancrum (she/her)

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys
by Aiden Thomas (he/him/they/them)

Wilder Girls

Wilder Girls
by Rory Power (she/her)

Joyride

Joyride
by Jackson Lanzing (he/him) & Collin Kelly (he/him)

Camp

Camp
by Lev A.C. Rosen (he/him)

The Brightsiders

The Brightsiders
by Jen Wilde (she/her)

The Disasters

The Disasters
by M.K. England (they/them)

Not Your Sidekick

Not Your Sidekick
by C.B.Lee (she/her)

Spellhacker

Spellhacker
by M.K. England (they/them)

When We Were Magic

When We Were Magic
by Sarah Gailey (they/them)

Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing
by David Levithan (he/him)

Reverie

Reverie
by Ryan La Sala (all pronouns)

Once and Future

Once and Future
by Amy Rose Capetta (all pronouns) and Cory McCarthy (they/them)

The Misfits

The Misfits
by James Howe (he/him)

Six of Crows

Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo (she/her)

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo
by Dean Atta (he/him)

 

 

 

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Join the Big Library Read!

Join the Big Library Read!

Every month the Libby App, AKA Overdrive, offers a unique book club experience across all libraries with their service. This month’s selection for the “Big Library Read” is Reverie by Ryan La Sala, a young adult fantasy. Kane Montgomery was found after a terrible accident half-dead in the river with amnesia. As he settles back into the world something doesn’t feel quite right and Kane is determined to get to the bottom of it. Dreams begin to become reality and Kane doesn’t know where to turn.

For the “Big Library Read”, from November 2nd through the 16th, the e-book and e-audiobooks are available through the Libby app simultaneous use. This means there is no wait list and no holds! In addition to offering the book without a wait list, Overdrive always sets up a virtual discussion to tie to that month’s read. This month’s virtual discussion with the author will take place live on November 10th at 2 pm. Register for the live event while there is still space here.

November Virtual Teen Book Club

We miss interacting with our teens and want to invite you all to join the Virtual Teen Book Club! Unlike other book clubs, which force everyone to read the same book, we know you want more autonomy than that. Each month we will pick a theme around which to focus your reading. Our next meeting is November 10th at 3:30PM via Zoom and our theme is new school, new beginnings. Read any book dealing with starting over fresh. This book club is open to all Sonoma County residents between the ages of 13 and 18 who would like to join.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4479889

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Our teen librarians involved in the book club will be reading alongside you and book talking our choices for the month on our Youtube channel. You can select one of our recommendations or any other book you want which fits the theme. For more information, email teenbooks@sonomalibrary.org

Librarian Picks

Lobizona

Lobizona by Romina Garber (she/her)
Recommended by Alex (she/her) at Windsor.

“When her mother is arrested by ICE, sixteen-year-old Argentinian Manu -- who thinks she is hiding in a Miami apartment because she is an undocumented immigrant -- discovers that her entire existence is illegal. As an undocumented immigrant on the run from her father's Argentine crime-family, Manuela Azul is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida. Then her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past: a mysterious "Z" emblem…”

Get a physical book here or an e-book or e-audiobook through Overdrive.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (she/her)
Recommended by Sabine (she/her) at Sonoma Valley.

“Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass. That's what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning before school. Too bad Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui Delgado is, let alone what she's done to piss her off. All Piddy knows is that Yaqui hates her -- and she better watch her back because Yaqui isn't kidding around. At first Piddy just focuses on trying to find out more about the father she's never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy's life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off and running away from her problems?...”

Get a physical book here, or an e-book from Overdrive, or an e-book from Hoopla.
Also available in Spanish.

What I Carry

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo(she/her)
Recommended by Donna Romeo (she/her) at Cloverdale.

“Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope! There's no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. And everything changes.”

Get a physical book here, or an e-book from Overdrive, or an e-audiobook from Hoopla.
Watch Donna’s book talk on YouTube here or watch below.

More Excellent Reads About New Beginnings

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe (he/him)

“When Norris, a black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as cliches from ‘a bad 90s teen movie."

Get a physical book here, an Overdrive e-book or e-audiobook here, or a Hoopla e-audiobook here.

If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (she/her)

“Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.”

Get a physical book here or an Overdrive e-book of e-audiobook here.

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon (she/her)

“Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all-white school, but when family secrets come out and racism at school gets worse than ever, she must decide what she believes in and take a stand.”

Get a physical book here or an Overdrive e-book or e-audiobook here.

Parachutes

Parachutes by Kelly Yang (she/her)

“They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the US while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what to do for the first time in her life. She soon embraces her newfound freedom, especially when the hottest and most eligible parachute, Jay, asks her out. Dani De La Cruz, Claire's new host sister, couldn't be less thrilled that her mom rented out a room to Claire. An academic and debate-team star, Dani is determined to earn her way into Yale, even if it means competing with privileged kids who are buying their way to the top. . .”

Get a physical book here e-book or e-audiobook here.

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (she/her)

“Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?”

Get a physical book here, or an Overdrive e-book or e-audiobook here.

November’s Virtual Pride Book Club

Queer YA Books about Gender Identity!

Our Virtual Pride Book Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Queer YA Books about Gender Identity. You can select a book that fits the theme based on recommendations by librarians or choose your own! We will be meeting online at 3:30pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the November 3rd book club, visit https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4479860

Here are some of our recommendations:

Dark and Deepest Red

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them)
Recommended by Alex (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (he/him/they/them)
Recommended by Javier (he/him)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.
Watch Javier’s book talk on YouTube, or watch below.

Mooncakes

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker (she/her) and Wendy Xu (she/her)
Recommended by Melissa (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this graphic novel digitally as an e-book via Hoopla.

Watch Melissa’s book talk on YouTube, or watch below.
Genderqueer

Genderqueer by Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir)
Recommended by Stuart (he/him)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this graphic novel digitally as an e-book via Overdrive.
And as an e-book and an e-audiobook on Hoopla!
To meet Maia Kobabe at our virtual Zine Fest, click here!

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (they/them)
Recommended by Terra (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this graphic novel digitally as an e-book via Overdrive.
Watch Terra’s book talk on YouTube, or watch below.

More Queer YA Books about Gender Identity:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to go to the library catalog)

Dreadnought

Dreadnought
by April Daniels (she/her)

Stay Gold

Stay Gold
by Tobly McSmith (he/him)

I Wish You All The Best

I Wish You All The Best
by Mason Deaver (they/them)

Even if We Break

Even if We Break
by Marieke Nijkamp (all pronouns)

Into the Real

Into the Real
by Z. Drewer (they/them)

Somebody Told Me

Somebody Told Me
by Mia Siegert (they/them)

Beyond Magenta

Beyond Magenta
by Susan Kuklin (she/her)

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
by Archie Bongiovanni (they/them) and Tristan Jimerson (he/him)

A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities
by Mady G. (they/them) and J.R. Zuckerberg (they/them)

Jaya and Rasa

Jaya and Rasa
by Sonia Patel (she/her)

If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl
by Meredith Russo (she/her)

Pet

Pet
by Akwaeke Emezi (they/them)

Out of Salem

Out of Salem
by Hal Schrieve (xie/hir)

When the Moon Was Ours

When the Moon Was Ours
by Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them)

Trans Mission

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard
by Alex Bertie (he/him)

Trans+

Trans+
by Kathryn Gonzales (she/her)

Gender Identity

Gender Identity
by Cynthia L. Winfield (she/her)

Birthday

Birthday
by Meredith Russo (she/her)

 

 

 

 

 

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